Alexander Kronrod

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Aleksandr (Alexander) Semenovich Kronrod (October 22, 1921October 6, 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and computer scientist, best known for the Gauss-Kronrod quadrature formula which he published in 1964. Earlier, he worked on computational solutions of problems emerging in theoretical physics. He is also known for his contributions to economics, specifically for proposing corrections and calculating price formation for the USSR.


  • An idea is nothing, its implementation everything.
    • Attributed to Kronrod in: Landis, E. M., Yaglom, I. M., Remembering AS Kronrod, The Mathematical Intelligencer 24.1 (2002) p. 22-30

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